New York Rangers Game Notes

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia

2011-12 Season Game No. 20 at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, 11.26.2011 / 1:03 AM / News
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Today's Game
NYR VS. PHI
The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers today at Madison Square Garden (2:00 p.m.), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 11-5-3 (25 pts). The Rangers enter today's contest having defeated the Washington Capitals, 6-3, on Friday at Verizon Center, to snap their two-game losing streak. The Flyers enter the contest with a 13-6-3 (29 pts) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last two games. Following today's contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup.

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Tune In Today!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG Network with pregame coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN Radio and on satellite radio at XM 92.

Rangers vs. Flyers Pregame Notes

* The Rangers have won their last two games against the Flyers, out-scoring Philadelphia, 10-2, in those contests.

* The Blueshirts won their last meeting at MSG, 7-0, on Mar. 6, 2011; the seven-goal spread tied the Rangers' season-high for largest margin of victory.

* New York ranks 19th with a 5-1-1 (11 pts) record at home; Philadelphia ranks first with a 7-2-1 (15 pts) mark on the road.

* The Rangers have posted a 1-1-0 record vs. Atlantic Division opponents; the Flyers are 2-0-1 vs. the Atlantic Division.

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 16-10-3 record with a 2.75 GAA and three shutouts in 31 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Martin Biron is 9-7-2-0 with a 2.18 GAA in 18 career regular season games vs. the Flyers.

* Brad Richards leads the Rangers with 23 assists and 30 points in 31 career regular season games vs. Philadelphia; Dan Girardi has tallied more assists/points (17 assists) against the Flyers than any other team during his career.

* New York lists three former Flyers on its roster: Martin Biron (2006-07 to 2008-09); Steve Eminger (2008-09); Ruslan Fedotenko (2000-01 to 2001-02).

* Philadelphia lists four former Rangers on its roster: Jaromir Jagr (2003-04 to 2007-08); Jody Shelley (2009-10); Blair Betts (2005-06 to 2008-09); Ian Laperriere (1995-96).

All Time -- Rangers vs. Flyers
Overall: 110-107-37-7
At MSG: 57-47-23-4
At Philadelphia: 53-60-14-3

2010-11 Review -- Rangers vs. Flyers
Nov. 4 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Dec. 18 Rangers 1, Flyers 4 at Philadelphia
Jan. 16 Rangers 2, Flyers 3 at MSG
Feb. 20 Rangers 2, Flyers 4 at MSG
March 6 Rangers 7, Flyers 0 at MSG
April 3 Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (SO) at Philadelphia

2011-12 Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 26 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Dec. 23 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Jan. 2 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia (NHL Winter Classic)
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Flyers at MSG
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia
April 3 Rangers vs. Flyers at Philadelphia

Upcoming Regular-Season Schedule
Nov. 26 Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 Rangers vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Dec. 5 Rangers vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.

Injuries

* Marc Staal has missed 19 games after being put on the Injured Reserve list on Oct. 5 due to a concussion.

* Mike Rupp has missed 12 games due to a knee injury, suffered on Oct. 24.

* Wojtek Wolski has missed eight games due to a groin injury, suffered on Nov. 3.

* The Rangers have lost 48 total man-game to injuries or illness this season.